Communication Studies

Dawna Ballard teaching

Department of Communication Studies

Communication Studies seeks to understand communication and to improve its practice in a variety of relationships. We focus on two person and family communication, communication in small groups and in large organizations, communication across communities, the nature of language and symbols, and the nature of argument and persuasion in political settings and in social movements. We are a department recognized for its world-renowned researchers, top-ranked graduate programs, and award-winning teachers. 


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Honors Day '22

CMS Honors Day ’21 Recognizes Outstanding Students, Faculty, Others

Texas Speech Full Squad 2022

More Success for Texas Speech

UT Speech Team Adds Three More National Titles

Comm Studies Week

Comm Studies Week

Inaugural Communication Studies Week April 4-7

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CMS Colloquium

2022 Spring Colloquium Schedule

Upcoming Events

  • Moody College Graduation Ceremony Spring 2022

    Moody College’s graduation ceremony held at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center is an intimate and highly personal event that graduates and their guests get to experience together, rather than the traditional auditorium format that has separated students from their family and friends at this most impo

If you want to challenge yourself intellectually, personally, professionally...if you want to make an impact on society, you should apply...

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